Kamalapur Railway Station is the central railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The station is the largest in the country and the most important terminal for transportation between Dhaka and the rest of Bangladesh.
It is also one of the most modern and striking buildings in Dhaka designed by American architect Robert Boughey. The railway station situated in the north-east side of Motijheel, was established in the early 1960s and started its operation from 1969.
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There are 47 local trains, 40 mail/ express trains and 30 inter-city trains going through the station. The station has many security guards, station masters, along with one station manager. Every day, thousands of people come through the station.
The trains go to many parts of Bangladesh such as-Jamalpur,Rajshahi, Khulna, Chittagong, Sylhet, Rangpur, Dinajpur etc. The platforms are always populated. There are lots of police and guards inside and outside of the station to control the area. The station is sometimes used as a sleeping place for homeless people.
Prior to the station being constructed, the land was a paddy field. At the beginning of the 1960s the station was built, and at that time it was one of the most important establishments in East Pakistan. It was mesmerizing to people at that time as there were not many beautiful structures in Dhaka.